As you know, Chartham Parish Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Parish with the help of the local community. The Chartham Neighbourhood Plan will set out a vision for the future of the Parish and planning policies, which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

Chartham Parish Council are running a consultation on the Scope of the Neighbourhood Plan, inviting responses between 5 September and 10 October 2021. This consultation will help the Steering Group refine the draft scope of the plan further, which has been established through previous consultations and research done to date.

The consultation comprises two documents:

  1. The Scoping Consultation Document provides an overview of the proposed scope of the Neighbourhood Plan, alongside relevant information and the questions that we are seeking responses to.
  2. The Response Form, on which we ask you to provide your consultation response.

Both documents can be accessed on the neighbourhood plan website at https://charthamnp.com/index.php/documents/category/10-scoping-consultation-september-october-2021 

Your response on the response form can be submitted through one of the following three methods. Please note that online responses via SurveyMonkey are preferred to save volunteer data entry time.

Online
Complete the online response form at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LWW6PH8 

By Email
Download the word (.docx) file onto your computer from https://charthamnp.com/index.php/documents?task=download.send&id=56&catid=10&m=0 then complete it, save it, and email it as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hand / Post
Download the response form (.pdf) from https://charthamnp.com/index.php/documents?task=download.send&id=57&catid=10&m=0 and print it, OR phone 07968 788083 to be sent a hard copy. Once you have your form, please complete it and return it by hand or post to The Parish Office, Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7HZ

Please submit your response no later than midnight on Sunday 10 October 2021.

We really hope that you will take part in this consultation, and thank you in advance for taking part , your input is valued by the whole team working on the plan.

If you have any queries regarding this consultation, or the Neighbourhood Plan in general, please contact Chartham Parish Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 01227 738 110.

Consultation with our community has identified that development pressures on our Parish, mainly due to the need for new housing, is considered to be an issue by our community. Housing is an issue which the Neighbourhood Plan could seek to address, through new planning policy designed to guide/shape new housing in our area.

To understand the issue further, the Steering Group have utilised grant funding available from central government to commission the preparation of a Housing Needs Assessment. This was completed in March 2021. It looks in detail at three areas:

  • Tenure, affordability and the need for affordable housing
  • Type and size of housing
  • Specialist housing for older people

This document is now available to read in full at charthamnp.com.

A Working Group, made up of local volunteers, are currently exploring the best way to deal with housing in the Neighbourhood Plan Area and are expected to report their findings to the Steering Group imminently. Their recommendations will be published in due course.

Once their recommendations are received, the Steering Group will consider the best way to incorporate housing issues into the Neighbourhood Plan.

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about the Chartham Neighbourhood Plan please visit charthamnp.com or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01227 738 110.

Do you care about how climate change impacts your neighbourhood? What are your favourite views of Chartham? Are you a local business?  

The neighbourhood planning team need you to complete our surveys to help shape the future of Chartham parish. Your answers will enable us to develop policies that will help protect and enhance the things you value. 

All you need to do is visit https://charthamnp.com/index.php/news/topic-paper-consultation and choose which survey (or surveys) you’d like to complete. 

Thank you so much – your views are hugely important.